Passing it on Workshops

Passing It On workshops are one of the types of workshops supported by the Bayou Culture Collaborative.  They are taught by a tradition bearer to pass on a tradition in one of the coastal parishes in Louisiana. We provide funds to an organization or the tradition bearer for workshops or mini-apprenticeships and expenses generally cover the teacher honorarium and supplies.

Contact: Maida Owens, Louisiana Folklife Program, folklife@crt.la.gov to explore possibilities. 

 

Upcoming Passing It On Workshops

BROWN COTTON WEAVING AND SPINNING

DATE:  Saturday, January 22, 2022, 10-2

TITLE OF WORKSHOP:
 Madame Dronet’s Legacy: Brown Cotton Spinning and Weaving in Prairie Greig

DESCRIPTION FOR PUBLICIZING THE WORKSHOP:
In the morning, Austin Clark will present about the life and work of Therese Meyer Dronet, a Prairie Greig brown cotton spinner and weaver. The presentation will include courte-pointe avec cordon chaines et trames en motif de croix et diamant avec bordure en filet (bedspread with weft and warp cordons in the cross and diamond pattern, and netted edging.) 

In the afternoon, Austin Clark and Elaine Bourque will demonstrate carding brown and white cotton, Acadian spinning on a spike, and weaving on a table top loom. Participants will be able to try each step as time allows. Lunch is provided. The workshop is free.

LOCATION:
Perrin Farm in Prairie Greig, 6805 Hwy 330, Erath, LA  70533

COLLABORATORS:  
Acadian Museum

FACILITATORS:  
Austin Clark and Elaine Bourque

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: 
Contact Warren Perrin at  337-456-7729 or perrin@plddo.com

 

Past Passing It On workshops

  • Mardi Gras costume designing, Krewe of Tradition, Houma
  • Cajun music, Cajun Music Preservation Society, Thibodaux
  • Houma Indian gumbo making, Chauvin
  • Wood carving, Terrebonne Folklife Center, Houma
  • Houma Indian Palmetto weaving, Janie Luster, Theriot
  • Traditional plant storytelling, Pointe-au-Chien
  • Pointe-au-Chien traditions, Pointe-au-Chien
  • Houma half-hitch palmetto weaving and Spanish moss doll making, Janie Luster and Ann Luster Robichaux, Theriot
  • Brown cotton weaving, Elaine Bourque, Lafayette
  • Sewing regalia, Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, Chauvin
  • Indian foodways, Atakapa-Ishak Chawasha, Grand Bayou Indian Village 
  • Cypress paddle making, Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building,Lockport
  • Cloth doll making, Jessica Brown, Houma
  • Healing plants and gardening, Botanica: A Series of Conversations, Neighborhood Story Project, New Orleans
  • Cypress dugout pirogue restoration, Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building, Lockport
  • Medicinal herbs and the traiteuse tradition, Marlène Toups, Thibodaux
  • Traditions and storytelling, United Houma Nation, Golden Meadow 

For details about these workshops that were previously supported, see Passing It On Workshops

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